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Navigating the Madness

“MAD” Events in the Telecommunications Industry

AQUABLUE’s fourth Leaders Roundtable took place on November 16, 2021. Deb Boehling and Laura F. H. McDonald, Partners at Levine, Blaszak, Block and Boothby, LLP, shared how there has been a tremendous amount of reshuffling in the telecommunications industry recently, and how the last few years have been full of mergers, acquisitions/investments, and divestitures (“MAD” events)—plus bankruptcies and restructuring among telecom vendors and companies.

Some of the topics discussed included:

  • How MAD events may impact your company.
  • The major MAD events worth reviewing.
  • The short- and long-term impact on the market, and on enterprises’ current and future fixed networks and procurements.
  • How the ongoing implementation of prior MAD events may impact enterprise planning and contracting.
  • How to prepare for change (reviewing contracts, data gathering, and more).

Stay ahead of the curve so you can make adjustments if necessary. Learn about the impact of MAD events on enterprise customers, and why these events matter.

Watch the recording or download the presentation to learn more.

Contact us today to continue the conversation or reach out to our CEO Chris Marino.


Chris Marino

Chris and the team at AQUABLUE respond to enterprises’ most complex connectivity needs, unifying network custom design, engineering, implementation, cost optimization and account management into a single, managed and transparent service model that financial and enterprise organizations rely on to perform.

Deb Boehling
Partner, Levine, Blaszak, Block and Boothby, LLP

Ms. Boehling advises domestic and global enterprises of business and legal risks—along with innovative ways to mitigate them in technology and telecommunications agreements. The scope of Deb's technology deals includes the full range of cloud-based services, such as SD-WAN, IoT platforms, and UC applications, and equipment and software.

Laura F. H. McDonald
Partner, Levine, Blaszak, Block and Boothby, LLP

Ms. McDonald negotiates complex agreements on behalf of enterprise clients using insight and perspective gained through decades of litigation and regulatory experience. She has overseen scores of multimillion-dollar network, telecommunications, and service deals on behalf of insurance, financial, manufacturing, and professional services companies.


Carli Castellano
+1 201 987 4055


Carli Castellano
+1 201 987 4055

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